Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc (FNP): Today's Featured Consumer Non-Durables Laggard

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Fifth & Pacific Companies ( FNP) pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today making it today's featured Consumer Non-Durables laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Fifth & Pacific Companies fell $0.25 (-1.0%) to $24.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 625,410 shares of Fifth & Pacific Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,202,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $24.68-$25.32 after having opened the day at $25.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.07. Other companies within the Consumer Non-Durables industry that declined today were: Verso Paper ( VRS), down 5.4%, China XD Plastics ( CXDC), down 3.0%, Northern Technologies International ( NTIC), down 2.9% and Exceed Company ( EDS), down 2.6%.

Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. engages in the design and marketing of a range of apparel and accessories. The company operates in four segments: JUICY COUTURE, LUCKY BRAND, KATE SPADE, and Adelington Design Group. Fifth & Pacific Companies has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 101.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fifth & Pacific Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fifth & Pacific Companies as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its poor profit margins.

On the positive front, STR Holdings ( STRI), up 6.3%, EveryWare Global ( EVRY), up 5.2%, Rogers Corporation ( ROG), up 4.7% and AEP Industries ( AEPI), up 4.4% , were all gainers within the consumer non-durables industry with Nike ( NKE) being today's featured consumer non-durables industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ( XLP) while those bearish on the consumer non-durables industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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